Notices Federal Register
Vol. 72, No. 224
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER Board. The Board is composed of 31 Partner & Chair of Law Firm’s, Crowell
contains documents other than rules or members, each representing a specific & Moring LLP, Environmental and
proposed rules that are applicable to the category related to agriculture. The Natural Resources, (Former Deputy
public. Notices of hearings and investigations, Board was first appointed in September Under Secretary, Department of
committee meetings, agency decisions and 1996 and at the time one-third of the Interior), Washington, DC; Category Z.
rulings, delegations of authority, filing of
petitions and applications and agency
original members were appointed for ‘‘National Conservation or Natural
statements of organization and functions are one, two, and three-year terms, Resource Group,’’ Edward C.A. Runge,
examples of documents appearing in this respectively. Due to the staggered Senior Adviser and Professor & Billie B.
section. appointments, the terms for 10 of the 31 Turner, Chair (Emeritus), Texas A&M
members expired September 2007. Each University, College Station, TX.
member is appointed by the Secretary of Done at Washington, DC this 8th day of
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agriculture to a specific category on the November, 2007.
Board, including farming or ranching, Gale Buchanan,
Office of the Secretary food production and processing, forestry Under Secretary, Research, Education, and
research, crop and animal science, land- Economics.
Notice of Appointment of Members to grant institutions, non-land grant
the National Agricultural Research, [FR Doc. E7–22696 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am]
college or university with a historic
Extension, Education, and Economics commitment to research in the food and
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Advisory Board agricultural sciences, food retailing and
AGENCY: Research, Education, and marketing, rural economic development, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Economics, USDA. and natural resource and consumer
ACTION: Appointment of members. interest groups, among many others. Agricultural Marketing Service
Appointees by vacancy category of the
[Docket No. AMS–TB–07–135; TB–07–02]
SUMMARY: In accordance with the 6 new members and 4 re-appointments
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 as follows: Category H. ‘‘National Food- Notice of Request for Extension and
U.S.C. App 2, the United States Animal Science Society,’’ Nancy M. Revision of a Currently Approved
Department of Agriculture announces Cox, Director, Kentucky Agricultural Information Collection
the appointments made by the Secretary Experimental Station, Associate Dean
of Agriculture to the 10 vacancies on the for Research, University of Kentucky AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service,
National Agricultural Research, College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY ; USDA.
Extension, Education, and Economics Category I. ‘‘National Crop, Soil, ACTION: Notice and request for
Advisory Board. Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed comments.
DATES: Appointments by the Secretary Science Society,’’ Martin A. Massengale,
President Emeritus & Director, Center SUMMARY: In accordance with the
of Agriculture are for a 3-year term,
effective October 1, 2007, until for Grassland Studies, University of Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
September 30, 2010. Lincoln-Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice
Category N. ‘‘1890 Land-Grant College,’’ announces the Agricultural Marketing
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
Alton Thompson, Dean and Research Service’s (AMS) intention to request
by any of the following methods: E-mail: approval, from the Office of
email@example.com; Fax: 202–720– Director, School of Agricultural and
Environmental Science, North Carolina Management and Budget, for an
6199; Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: extension of and revision to the
National Agricultural Research, A&T State University, Greensboro, NC;
Category O. ‘‘1994 Land-Grant College,’’ currently approved information
Extension, Education, and Economics collection for Tobacco Report.
Advisory Board; Research Extension, John E. Salois, President, Blackfeet
Community College, Browning, MT; DATES: Comments on this notice must be
Education, and Economics Advisory
Board Office, Room 344A, Jamie L. Category Q. ‘‘American College of received by January 22, 2008 to be
Whitten Building, U.S. Department of Veterinary Medicine,’’ Thomas J. Rosol, assured of consideration.
Dean and Professor, The Ohio State Additional Information or Comments:
Agriculture; STOP 2255; 1400
University, Columbus, OH; Category U. Contact Henry R. Martin, Acting Deputy
Independence Avenue, SW.,
‘‘Food Retailing and Marketing Administrator, Tobacco Programs,
Washington, DC 20250–2255.
Representative,’’ Calvin M. Dooley, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Department of Agriculture, Stop 0280,
President and CEO, Food Products
Joseph Dunn, Executive Director, Association, (Former Congressman for 1400 Independence Ave., SW.,
National Agricultural Research, California), Washington, DC; Category Washington, DC 20250–0280; (202) 205–
Extension, Education, and Economics W. ‘‘Rural Economic Development 0489, Fax (202) 609–1718.
Advisory Board, Telephone: 202–720– Advocate,’’ Walter J. Armbruster, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
3684. President, Farm Foundation and Chair, Title: Tobacco Report.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section Specialty Crop Committee, Oak Brook, OMB Number: 0581–0004.
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802 of the Federal Agricultural IL; Category X. ‘‘National Consumer Expiration Date of Approval: 04/30/
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 Interest Group,’’ Robin A. Douthitt, 2008.
authorized the creation of the National Dean, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Type of Request: Extension and
Agricultural Research, Extension, Madison, WI; Category Y. ‘‘National revision of a currently approved
Education, and Economics Advisory Forestry Group,’’ Steven P. Quarles, information collection.
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Abstract: The Tobacco Statistics Act determine the production quotas of DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
of 1929 (7 U.S.C. 501–508) provides for types of tobacco used in these products
the collection and publication of until repealed in 2005. Animal and Plant Health Inspection
statistics of tobacco by USDA with The Agricultural Marketing Act of Service
regard to quantity of leaf tobacco in all 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0131]
forms in the United States and Puerto authorizes USDA to collect, tabulate and
Rico, owned by or in the possession of disseminate statistics on marketing Notice of Request for Revision and
dealers, manufacturers, and others with agricultural products including market Extension of Approval of an
the exception of the original growers of supplies, storage stocks, quantity, Information Collection; Scrapie in
the tobacco. quality, and condition of such products Sheep and Goats; Interstate Movement
The statistics shall show the quantity
in various positions in the marketing Restrictions and Indemnity Program
of the tobacco in such detail as to types,
channel, utilization of sub-products,
as USDA shall deem to be practical and AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health
shipments, and unloads.
necessary and shall be summarized as of Inspection Service, USDA.
January 1, April 1, July 1, and October Estimate of Burden: Public reporting
ACTION: Revision and extension of
1 of each year and are due within 15 burden for this collection of information
approval of an information collection;
days of the summarized dates. is estimated to average 0.90 hours per
The information furnished under the response.
provisions of this Act shall be used only Respondents: Primarily tobacco SUMMARY: In accordance with the
for statistical purposes for which it is dealers and manufacturers including Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
supplied. No publication shall be made small businesses or organizations. notice announces the Animal and Plant
by USDA whereby the data furnished by Health Inspection Service’s intention to
Estimated Number of Respondents:
any particular establishment can be request a revision and extension of
identified, nor shall anyone other than approval of an information collection
the sworn employees of USDA be Estimated Total Annual Responses: associated with regulations for the
allowed to examine the individual 228. interstate movement of sheep and goats
reports. Estimated Number of Responses per and an indemnity program to help
The regulations governing the Respondent: 4. prevent the spread of scrapie.
Tobacco Stocks and Standards Act (7
Estimated Total Annual Burden on DATES: We will consider all comments
CFR part 30) issued under the Tobacco
Respondents: 204. that we receive on or before January 22,
Statistics Act specifically address the
Comments are invited on: (1) Whether 2008.
reporting requirements. Tobacco in leaf
form or stems is reported by types of the proposed collection of information ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
tobacco and whether stemmed or is necessary for the proper performance by either of the following methods:
unstemmed. Tobacco in sheet form shall of the functions of the agency, including Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
be segregated as to whether for cigar whether the information will have http://www.regulations.gov, select
wrapper, cigar binder, for cigarettes, or practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the ‘‘Animal and Plant Health Inspection
for other products. agency’s estimate of the burden of the Service’’ from the agency drop-down
Tobacco stocks reporting is proposed collection of information menu, then click ‘‘Submit.’’ In the
mandatory. The basic purpose of the including the validity of the Docket ID column, select APHIS–2007–
information collection is to ascertain the methodology and assumptions used; (3) 0131 to submit or view public
total supply of unmanufactured tobacco ways to enhance the quality, utility, and comments and to view supporting and
available to domestic manufacturers and clarity of the information to be related materials available
to calculate the amount consumed in collected; and (4) ways to minimize the electronically. Information on using
manufactured tobacco products. This burden of the collection of information Regulations.gov, including instructions
data was also used for the calculation of on those who are to respond, including for accessing documents, submitting
production quotas for individual types the use of appropriate automated, comments, and viewing the docket after
of tobacco and for price support electronic, mechanical, or other the close of the comment period, is
calculations until repealed in 2005. technological collection techniques or available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’
The Quarterly Report of Manufacture other forms of information technology. link.
and Sales of Snuff, Smoking and Comments may be sent to Henry R. Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:
Chewing Tobacco is voluntary. Prior to Martin, Acting Deputy Administrator, Please send four copies of your
1965, information on the manufacture Tobacco Programs, AMS, USDA Stop comment (an original and three copies)
and sale of snuff, smoking and chewing 0280, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., to Docket No. APHIS–2007–0131,
tobacco products was available from Washington, DC 20250–0280. All Regulatory Analysis and Development,
Treasury Department publications on comments received will be available for PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700
the collection of taxes. With repeal of public inspection during regular River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD
the Federal tax in 1965, the industry business hours at the same address. 20737–1238. Please state that your
requested that the collection of basic All responses to this notice will be comment refers to Docket No. APHIS–
data be continued to maintain the summarized and included in the request 2007–0131.
statistical series and all major for OMB approval. All comments will Reading Room: You may read any
manufacturers agreed to furnish become a matter of public record. comments that we receive on this
information. Federal taxes were docket in our reading room. The reading
reimposed in 1985 for snuff and Dated: November 15, 2007. room is located in room 1141 of the
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chewing tobacco and the Treasury Lloyd C. Day, USDA South Building, 14th Street and
Department began reporting data on Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Independence Avenue, SW.,
these products, but not in the detail Service. Washington, DC. Normal reading room
desired by the industry. Data from this [FR Doc. E7–22690 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday
report was also used in calculations to BILLING CODE 3410–02–P through Friday, except holidays. To be
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